The Tatton Ball

In 1897, Tatton hosted an extravagant costumed ball in celebration of Wilbraham Egerton's Earldom.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the guests and the costumes they wore, the music and colour of high society entertaining. Explore the vital role the servants had in preparing to host such an occasion and marvel at the enormous quantities of food required to feed the guests. Two newly acquired portraits of Earl and Countess Egerton wearing their ball finery will also be on display.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Tatton Park

Prices

Farm only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.00
Child N/A £5.00
Family N/A £19.00
Gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.00
Child N/A £5.00
Family N/A £19.00
Mansion only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.00
Child N/A £5.00
Family N/A £19.00
Mansion, gardens and farm (combined)
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £13.00
Child N/A £7.00
Family N/A £33.00
Old Hall
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.00
Child N/A £5.00
Family N/A £19.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Car and minibus park entry is £7 (including for National Trust members).

National Trust members receive free entry to the mansion and gardens and a 50% discount to the farm.

Entry fees apply to the Old Hall (including for National Trust members) and visits must be pre-booked through Tatton Park's website.

Small charges apply for the mansion and Japanese Garden tours (including for National Trust members).

Supplementary charges also apply for special events such as Christmas, festivals and fairs and the RHS Flower Show (including for National Trust members). See Tatton Park's website for details.

The basics

Suitability
Suitable for all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please visit the Mansion for this exhibition.
What to bring and wear
The Mansion is indoors, but can be cold so outdoor clothing is advised. There are areas of the Mansion which are upstairs, so sturdy footwear is also advisable.
Accessibility
The majority of the Mansion, including this exhibition, is viewable from the ground floor. There are some steps to come into the Mansion, so please request disabled access at the family entrance.
Other
For disabled access to the upper floor of the Mansion, we do have a 'Stairclimber' available for use. This can be pre-booked for usage by calling 01625 374 400, and must be booked at least one day prior to your visit to the Mansion. Alternatively, we have a booklet displaying the items and rooms on show in the upper parts of the house. Please ask at the Family Entrance for access to this book. Unfortunately, disabled access to the cellars is not possible due to the nature of the stairways.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 March 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
31 March 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
3 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
4 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
5 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
6 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
7 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
10 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
11 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
12 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
13 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
14 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
17 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
18 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
19 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
20 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 13:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Tatton Park
Email
tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Telephone
Call 01625 374400

Upcoming events

The Tatton Ball

Sat 30 Mar 2019
13:00-17:00
In 1897, Tatton hosted an extravagant costumed ball in celebration of Wilbraham Egerton's Earldom.

Maurice Egerton's 'Kenyan Legacy' Exhibition in the Mansion

Sat 30 Mar 2019
13:00-17:00
Maurice, 4th Lord Egerton left a lasting legacy in Kenya. This Mansion exhibition explores the development of his African estates and the story of his time in Kenya, where he is still celebrated and held in great affection today.

'Brilliant in the Extreme' - Mansion Tour

Thu 04 Apr 2019
11:00-12:30
Owners of the Tatton estate from the end of the Tudor period, the Egerton family resided in the present 18th century neo-classical Mansion until the death of the last Baron, Maurice Egerton in 1958.

Going Digital Photography; Explore Your Camera Part 1 - Get off Auto

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Essential camera skills in a day! Get Off Auto - learn how to take control of your camera and improve your images.

Lambing week at the Farm

Sat 06 Apr 2019
12:00-17:00
Will you be lucky enough to see our lambs being born? This year we have synchronised our ewes to lamb within a 10 day period. Informative talks on the imminent signs of lambing by the farm staff.

Going Digital Photography; Close-up and Macro

Sun 07 Apr 2019
09:45-15:30
Essential camera skills in a day! Get Off Auto - learn how to take control of your camera and improve your images. Join Going Digital North West tutor Graham Nobles, who will show you how to get the best from your digital camera.